Maddux, who spent 10 of his 22 seasons in the majors playing for Chicago, will impart some serious baseball knowledge as an instructor at spring training in Arizona, and as a scout during the regular season.
Maddux helped the Padres in a similar capacity during last year's spring training, but seeing Maddux in a Padres uniform isn't quite suitable as a lasting image for the future Hall of Famer.
Maddux retired with 355 career victories, 3,371 strikeouts and four Cy Youngs, which ought to give him plenty of street cred with today's cub Cubs pitchers.
It also gives him a steady job in a baseball front office. Just maybe, as Tom Fornelli of Foulballs.net points out half-tongue-in-cheek, Hendry has appointed his own successor.
Golf might have been an alternative for Maddux. He has been an avid golfer for about as long as he's been a baseball player. He's scheduled to compete later this month at the Bob Hope Desert Classic golf tournament. After that, it's back to Mesa, Ariz., to help the Cubs regain the greatness they lost more than 100 years ago. Will sessions with Carlos Zambrano(notes) earn him hazard pay?